This tag is for questions where the computer(s) involved belong to the Sony VAIO brand.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
1answer
175 views

Which is the most user-friendly installation of Ubuntu for Sony Vaio VGN-Z21WN?

My father has given me a Sony VAIO VGN-Z21WN laptop. It has an Intel Centrino 2 (Duo) 2.53 Ghz processor and 3Gb of RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Latitude before and despite having ...
1
vote
0answers
611 views

USB 2.0 ports don't work on Sony VAIO S series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO S-series laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My USB 3.0 port works but my two USB 2.0 ports do not work. I've read through this thread but could not find a solution to my problem. All ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

Brightness control in Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony Vaio?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Sony Vaio [nVidia GeForce 410M/PCIe/SSE2]. Earlier I had 12.04 installed on it, then I edited the xorg.conf file to control brightness using the function ...
1
vote
0answers
684 views

Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
0
votes
1answer
315 views

Constant interrutions in very slow Wifi brcmfmac43241b4-sdio in VAIO pro 13

my wifi works but is very slow and I have constant interruptions. I get in /var/log/syslog kernel: [ 2125.408367] brcmfmac: brcmf_escan_timeout: timer expired nm-tool: nm-tool NetworkManager ...
1
vote
0answers
213 views

Unstable Mouse Pointer using Synaptics Touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1711W1E laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. The mouse pointer when I'm using the Synaptics touchpad is really inaccurate, when tapping the touchpad the pointer jumps to another ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Sony VAIO T-Series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO T-Series (SVT15117CDS) laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. After having the computer for a while, I updated it to Windows 8.1. I now want to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto the ...
5
votes
4answers
15k views

How to fix dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio?

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio that came pre-installed with Windows 8 in (I understand) UEFI mode. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. I already tried most of the ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

Wireless issues with Vaio Flip 14a

Edit: The output using lspci command mobtaker@Ebtkar:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ...
1
vote
0answers
945 views

sony vaio tap 11 touchpad and mouse conflict

I have a question, which I have a partial answer to, but would like to have a full answer. And my partial answer might be helpful to others. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio Tap 11, ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

Unable to access BIOS [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu a while back and over time entropy and inexperience lead to a bunch of redundant applications, a very messy directory tree and general slowness. I figured rather than upgrade to ...
5
votes
1answer
15k views

On-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Under Microsoft Windows 8, our Sony VAIO Tap 20 (a touch-screen desktop computer) automatically displays an on-screen keyboard if one touches a text field on-screen or there is otherwise no keyboard ...
0
votes
1answer
909 views

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and the Broadcom BCM43241 card in my vaio duo 13 doesn't even show up

I have tried all the known solutions and it still won't work. I have tried the brcm modprobe after updating the firmware library as well as doing the blacklist thing for bcm43xx. Is there a fix for ...
0
votes
0answers
122 views

How to enable hibernate on Sony Vaio Pro Haswell

Hibernate refused to work with 13.10 on my Sony Vaio pro. Here's how I got it to work: First I followed the directions here to enable hibernation: How to enable hibernation? Then create the ...
1
vote
0answers
524 views

Sony Vaio fit - Auto rotate flip scrren

I got this nice laptop with a flip-screen...however I got different problems: Sometimes the touchscreen has problems: scrolling acts like 2-finger pinching (e.g. in the web browser it zooms in and ...
0
votes
2answers
127 views

Has anyone installed ubuntu on sony vaio vpccw16fg?(cw 1 series)

1)please give your reviews(for those who have install it) 2)cant seem to find anything regarding ubuntu for sony vaio vpccw16fg on the web(succesful installations etc) 3)in reference to number (2), ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

My cursor jumps all over. I have a Sony vpceh35fm with ubuntu 14.04

I have a Sony vpceh35fm with Ubuntu 13.10 and the trackpad cursor jumps all over. It is extremely hyper and uncontrollable. The longer I use it the more sensitive it gets. The option to disable while ...
2
votes
3answers
596 views

Webcam not working on Sony Vaio with 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu, literally installed it yesterday, but enjoying it so far! Except for this issue with the webcam, which is not working at all. I've been through the questions and answers here, and ...
0
votes
1answer
179 views

Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 13.10 Operating System Not Found VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO bought in 2013 (model SVS151290X). First I wanted to run Windows 8 + Ubuntu so I deleted the WIndows Recovery partition(32gb) and tried to install the Ubuntu there. Something wrong ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

How to adjust brightness vaio nr21s ubuntu 13.10?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio nr21s but cannot adjust brightness levels. The fn keys work, but they don't change a thing, brightness remains at max level. Thought I should choose a repository ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Installing Ubuntu GNOME dual boot on Sony VAIO Pro, EFI problems

I recently bought a Sony VAIO Pro 13 and after witnessing the horror that in Windows 8, I decided to attempt to install Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 as a dual boot option. During the install process I ...
2
votes
2answers
601 views

Boot problems after uninstalling Ubuntu

I have a Sony Vaio PC and after uninstalling Ubuntu from my laptop I went into a problem that I can't fix. I get a error message that says: SECURE BOOT FAILED! Your VAIO has detected an invalid ...
0
votes
1answer
512 views

Ubuntu 13.10 on Vaio pro 13, does not boot

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a Sony Vaio Pro 13. Here are the steps I followed so far (with no success in booting in 13.10): The Vaio came with Win 8 pre-installed so I created an ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

How to patch kernel to get some hardware working

Some info: I have a patch file vaio-full-3.2.2.patch which I downloaded from here. Well, if I patch the kernel with it, it is supposed to get some hardware working, such as the light sensor that ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

How to enable my webcam in my sony Vaio

I am unable to use my web cam. Given below are the laptop's model details for your reference. laptop specifics: Sony Vaio E series VPCEH25EN
0
votes
0answers
175 views

Install ubuntu on Sony SVF14

I've tried to install ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 in my vaio SVF14, but when it restarted after finished the installation just said Operation System not found. Does someone know if it's possible to ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

Question regarding install on fresh drive

Quick question The hard drive on my 4+ year old VAIO laptop crashed. I contacted sony to get the recovery disk, but they want me to pay $160 for windows and drivers. I have hence decided to go the ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

brightness can not be controlled in sony vaio laptop

Brightness is not varying. The screen is seemed to be in maximum brightness. Help me somebody please.
-1
votes
1answer
324 views

Computer hangs on boot logo when using “power” button

So after a long day fighting with UEFI and later on trying to get GRUB to play nice with UEFI, I have managed to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VAIO "Tap 20" (the big, touchscreen, all-in-one ...
-1
votes
1answer
712 views

Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 desktop on sony vaio duo 13

I bought new sony vaio duo 13 canadian english keyboard layout with window 8.. I tried more than 5 times installing ubuntu 12.04 using external cd drive. It is not working on sony vaio duo 13. But ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
0
votes
0answers
189 views

13.10 and Issues with Sony Vaio SVS 15116FXS fan and hard drive

I've got a Sony Vaio SVS15116FXS laptop. Currently I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Everything seems to run well, except for two things: 1) The fan currently runs at apparently the same speed, and ...
3
votes
0answers
238 views

Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Blinking Cursor when trying to run live Ubuntu 13.10 on USB

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on this laptop forever. I have my USB drive all setup and ready to go, but when I try booting from my flash drive it just shows a blank screen with a blinking ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

Installing and Only Using Radeon HD 6630M on VAIO VPC-CB15F

At the moment my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card with the "X.org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati" drivers, ...
0
votes
0answers
346 views

Ubuntu 12.04 in Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - Graphics

I have just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my old Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M. On the first boot i did the update&&upgrade and i notice that there was a notification icon on the top right ...
0
votes
1answer
775 views

Installing Ubuntu along side of Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio

I looked and didn't find help on my present laptop. Trying to dual boot on laptop, here are my stats: Sony Vaio: SVF15A18CXB OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: i7-3537U CPU @ 2 GHz Ram: 12 GB System: 64-bit ...
1
vote
1answer
245 views

Sony Vaio Fit SVF1521V1EB Cannot access secondary GPU

As a new Ubuntu user I've tried several distro's including Mint. Everything works except for my graphics card. The laptop has an GT 740M gpu which has Optimus. Now I've tried a lot of tutorials to the ...
1
vote
0answers
174 views

Ubuntu 13.10: Wireless networks don't show up, touchpad and speakers don't work

I recently switched my laptop (Sony Vaio) to full on Ubuntu. I used to run Linux as a dual boot with windows 7. Yesterday when I installed it I was able to connect to the internet wirelessly just ...
0
votes
1answer
710 views

Cannot get to GRUB2 bootloader or Ubuntu

OK, so I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with Windows 7 64bit on my Sony VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu to a separate partition (/dev/sda6) and placed the boot loader with Ubuntu on /dev/sda6. ...
1
vote
1answer
228 views

Can't seem to boot Ubuntu from USB on VAIO laptop

Over the past two days I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my VAIO laptop. I have installed it on an older laptop and desktop before, and I would like to install it on this one, but I can't even get ...
1
vote
2answers
351 views

How to reduce screen brightness on Sony Laptop using Ubuntu 13.10?

I am a complete novice to Linux and just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony Viao E-series laptop having NVidia graphics card. For the life of me, I can't seem to get the screen brightness down (The ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Wireless not Working BCM43142 Ubuntu 12.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB

I recently bought Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB. It has a AMD 64-bit processor and is pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and made it dual boot. But to my surprise no wireless ...
0
votes
1answer
454 views

Sony Vaio SVP132A1CM stuck on boot [duplicate]

I Have Sony Vaio Ultrabook model SVP132A1CM and it freezes when I try to boot from USB: How can I fix this issue?
0
votes
1answer
241 views

ubuntu 13.10 installation on sony vaio

i want to install ubuntu 13.10 on my sony vaio-sve15125 along side windows 8,so can you guys please tell me if AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M is supported with this version of Ubuntu? As i have faced issues ...
0
votes
1answer
241 views

unable to open ubuntu using Bootable ubuntu on my pendrive

I am Using Sony Vaio VGN-CR220E and windows vista,I created bootable ubuntu on my kingston 8GB pendrive using universal usb installer setup.I changed Boot options i.e enabled external usb drive and ...
1
vote
0answers
227 views

i915 kernel bugs after compile kernel sources [closed]

I have sony vaio with old-school hybrid graphics. On Xubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.11.0-13-generic, I wanted to compile my own kernel from sources. I've used /boot/config-xxx and sources from apt-get ...
1
vote
1answer
244 views

installing ubuntu 13.10 in vaio

everything works properly when i am booting from usb (trial mode). but when i am trying to install, it shows that it didnot find any operating system but i do have windows 8 preinstalled. when i did ...
1
vote
0answers
148 views

Ubuntu and Sony VAIO Issue

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and am trying to install it on a external hard drive. When I do install it and try to run it on my computer on start up it gets either ignored or if it recognizes ...